More Than Temporary: Australia's 457 Visa Program

Over the past decade, Australia’s migration program has evolved. It has transformed from a program to source labour into a tool which supplements our skill base and imports knowledge. It has become less permanent but more responsive; less centrally set and more demand driven. At the heart of this transformation is the growth of temporary skilled migration.

This report outlines this evolution and explores the attitudes of both visa holders and employers under the program.

Media release: 457 visa program is more than temporary